Wartime Memories of Douglas Weatherall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfiVMZLE80U If you can tell me your name, when and where you were born. Right, Im Douglas Weatherall I was born in Seaham Harbour County Durham in September 1932 and I’ve been associated with the north-east for a long, long time particularly as a newspaperman. Can you tell me about your parents? My father for … Continue reading Wartime Memories of Douglas Weatherall

Ron Johnson [Glider Pilot Regiment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfGlCUnSTa0&t=17s   I think I should start, Nicola, in April 1944 as newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, I arrived at Down Ampney having completed my training, a very short training, which was on Tiger Moth, the Hotspur, which was the medium glider, and the Horsa glider. Now, you know already, but your youngsters may not, but … Continue reading Ron Johnson [Glider Pilot Regiment]

Wartime Memories of Joan Dolan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJD77ZNgr4   6th August 2017. Gerrie Jones interviewing Joan Dolan. Can you tell us what name you were born with? Audrey Eileen Joan Dowden. Thankyou and when were you born, when was your birthday? 22nd June 1925. And whereabouts? 26 Bedford Street, Portsmouth. Can you tell me who your parents were? My mother was Kate … Continue reading Wartime Memories of Joan Dolan

Hans Kumberg [4th Fallschirmjager Regiment]

Interview carried out by James Holland - find him on twitter at @James1940 HANS KUMBERG SERVED WITH THE 4TH FALLSCHIRMJAGER REGIMENT AT CASSINO AND THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN. Can you remember the withdrawal from the Soprano area to the Caesar line? I think you almost did it overnight didn’t you? I remember those places … Continue reading Hans Kumberg [4th Fallschirmjager Regiment]

Frederick Robert Stevens [RAF]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUuY9XZQ4ig WarGen interview  This is Kate James for WarGen.  Today is Saturday 20th May 2017 and I shall be speaking with Frederick Robert Stevens in his hometown of Balcombe and we will be discussing Fred’s experiences during the Second World War. During which in 1942 you turned 18 and joined the Royal Air Force and … Continue reading Frederick Robert Stevens [RAF]

Frederick “Roy” Hull [Royal Navy]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJdN2INk-A&t=1s TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW WITH FREDERICK “ROY” HULL 12 AUGUST 2017 FOR WARGEN.ORG (Interviewer: Christopher Moriarty) CM: Now your name is Frederick Roy Hull but you’ve always been known as Roy? RH: Well my names are Frederick William Patrick after my father and my paternal grandfather but my mother never liked any of the … Continue reading Frederick “Roy” Hull [Royal Navy]

Frank Ashleigh [Glider Pilot Regiment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRb3QtA8F6c&t=1s Ok you throw the questions and I'll throw the answers, thats the best way.  First of all I presume you want to introduce so I will shut up until you are ready. Yes, if I can take your name, rank, regiment and number? Name, Frank Ashleigh, Regiment, Glider Pilot Regiment, Regiment Army Number 14417002, … Continue reading Frank Ashleigh [Glider Pilot Regiment]